In view of the nationwide conduct of election for Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP), the VMLP-Zambales Chapter in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Zambales Provincial Office facilitated its provincial chapter election for term 2019-2022 on August 27, 2019 at the New Feng Huang Restaurant, Diamond Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Guided by the VMLP Election Policy and Guidelines and DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-104, a successful election turnout and proclamation were carried-out. In addition, candidates who ran for the respective positions were unopposed and received zero election protest. Meanwhile, Vice Mayors Doris D. Ladines and Irenea Maniquiz-Binan of Municipalities of Botolan and Iba, respectively, joined PD Armi V. Bactad and acted as the Committee on Elections.


The summary of the new set of VMLP Provincial Chapter officers are as follows:

Position Elected member
Provincial Chapter President Hon. Lugil S. Ragadio (Mun. of San Antonio)
Provincial Chapter Vice President Hon. Aquilino Y. Cortez Jr. (Olongapo City)
Provincial Secretary General Hon. Mary Ann R. Quiba (Mun. of San Felipe)
Provincial Treasurer

Hon. Joel E. Manangan (Mun. of San Narciso)

Provincial Auditor Hon. Kristan Rommel M. Misola (Mun. of Sta. Cruz)
Provincial Public Relations Officer

Hon. Rizal G. Salih Jr (Mun. of Castillejos)

Board of Directors

Hon. Daniel L. Fabunan           -        Mun. of San Marcelino (1st District)

Hon. Lauro B. Simbol              -        Mun. of Subic (1st District)

Hon. Leo F.                             -        Mun. of Cabangan (2nd District)

Hon. Byron Jones E. Edquilang -        Mun. of Candelaria (2nd District)

Hon. Arnold A. Anaud              -        Mun. of Palauig (2nd District)

Hon. Pedro O. Enciso               -        Mun. of Masinloc (2nd District)

To formally close the activity, Dir. Armi V. Bactad assured the VMLP Zambales Chapter that DILG Zambales will always be in support and shall provide technical and administrative assistance with regard to developmental and legislative endeavors of the vice mayors in the province.